Christy Martin Photography » My Life... clients, family & specials!

  • Christy… The Girl Behind the Lens

    Every great success story starts with a dream. For me, my dream was to always have a camera in hand and a great story behind every shot. In Kindergarten, it was bringing my camera to Show N’ Tell when everyone else brought toys. In middle school, it was getting to know the employees at my local photo lab. In high school, it was an essay I wrote about my 'dream job' of being a photographer.

    I have been truly fortunate to watch my lifelong passion of photography bloom into a career and source of happiness in my life. Part of that happiness comes from my love of children and embracing that in my business. My adoration for kids allows me to engage them in a way that makes sessions feel more like a play-date! Whether it’s chasing them around trees or fields, chatting with them about their favorite flavor of ice cream or watching them laugh while I make a funny face, I find it truly uplifting to be a part of their world.

    In the same way that every picture tells a story, so too does my blog. I use it to capture pieces of both my professional and personal life. It includes client session photos, engaging stories behind those clients, and even little glimpses into my own family, friends and interests. The curls in my daughter's hair and the cool rock my son found are just a few of the things that inspire me every day!


Waiting on Cohen…

As our family eagerly await the arrival of baby Cohen, Rayna and I are well-aware we must bring our A-game in order to get our fair share of quality time with this lil’ guy!  With both Ryan AND Libby’s moms nearby, personally, I plan on having my camera ready to capture sweet newborn faces.  While […]

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The Floyds

Weekends are always great. Mother’s Day weekends are even MORE special. But, when ALL the family come together to visit one another, it’s reason to celebrate! Jeana, with all those sweet grand-kids… Waiting on sweet Maya to get dressed…

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Decorating with Photos: Polaroid Display

In attempts to get Ruthie to sleep in her own room, I thought it would help to hang some of her favorite photographs on her wall above her bed.  This was an easy project (directions at the end), so I thought I’d share in case others were looking for fun ways to display their own […]

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Bryant Lifestyle Session

“Oh, how I waited for you… Oh, how I longed to meet you.” When I heard those lyrics in a beautiful song several months ago, I felt such deep emotions inside my heart.  I felt some sadness as I thought about a particular mother who had prayed 7 years for a child.  A child that […]

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Nature Photos {FREE downloads!}

As I’ve written about before HERE or HERE or HERE, I’m kind-of bad at decorating because I don’t like spending money on furnishings that, I fear, I might get tired of.  BUT, if you’ve been to my house, you’ve seen what I DO feel {very} comfortable putting everywhere–  PICTURES! I’ve had a few people ask […]

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Cassie and Sadie (…and Daisy!)

I remember almost ALL the details during my last session with Sadie.  Basically, she played and I followed her around.  (And to me, that’s the definition of a GREAT session!)  We played during this session too; but, we added a new member to the photos… Thank you, Cassie and Sadie.  Can I play with you […]

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The Steffeys

The Steffeys are special to me for many reasons.  In addition to seeing them every Thursday night at our home for Small Group, Matthew and I also got to teach their youngest boys at church every Sunday.  Over the years, we’ve gotten to be there for our family’s birthday parties and cook-outs.  So naturally, I […]

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